Winter is a very special season at Deerfield Academy. The buildings are cloaked with snow and ice. Many students view the snow and January winds as elements to be borne, but Deerfield alpine skiers regard them as harbingers of a great ski season.
The boy and girl skiers travel and practice together at Berkshire East, a family resort 40 minutes west on the Mohawk Trail (Rt. 2). The mountain itself is short and steep–perfect for training slalom and giant slalom. In the past decade our girls and boys squad have captured the league title (MISL) a combined 17 times. In addition to these accomplishments both teams have also won the NEPSAC Alpine Ski Championship for the recent past (2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016), and hope to defend the title in the years to come.
Deerfield’s ski program can accommodate any level of talent. The course and the competition will challenge even the most talented skiers. For skiers with less experience, we have both a JV and a recreational program. These programs are noted for their instructional value, success, and fun-loving spirit.
Kikka Giudici ’20 Places in Top-25 at USSA U-16 National Championships
Kikka Giudici ’20 returned to Deerfield this week after competing in 3 events – slalom, giant slalom, and super-G – at the United States Ski & Snowboard Association U-16 National Championships at Mission Ridge Ski Resort in Wenatchee, WA from April 1st-4th. At the competition, Kikka finished in the...
Winter Athletics Awards Announced
Yesterday, the Deerfield community gathered at School Meeting to celebrate this winter’s athletics award winners. In total, 35 award winners were recognized for their contributions to their team’s over the 2017-18 winter season. Athletic Director Mr. Howe delivered his Top-10 poem and Marco Marsans ’18 inspired the audience with...
Skiing Wraps up 2017-2018 on the Podium
On Wednesday, the Alpine Ski Team competed in their 6th and final Mount Institute Ski League race of the 2017-2018 season. Both the boys (236 points) and girls (204 points) teams earned 2nd place in the race. The boys were paced by top-10 performances from Achille Sarachek ’21 (3rd),...
Girls Skiing Finishes in 3rd at NEPSAC Championships; Individual Medal Finishes Highlight Event
The Deerfield girls varsity alpine skiing team earned 3rd place on Wednesday at the NEPSAC Class A Ski Championships co-hosted by Deerfield and NMH at Berkshire East Mountain. Despite a couple of on-course crashes, the boys team resiliently rallied individually to finish 10th overall as a team. The girls...
Ski Team is Set for NEPSAC Championships
As the 2018 Winter Olympic ski competitions are well underway in Pyeongchang, the Deerfield boys and girls alpine ski teams will make the familiar trek to their home course at Berkshire East Mountain today to race for the NEPSAC Ski Championship. To date this season, the teams have competed...